Seq # 510020010

Drepana curvatula (Borkhausen, 1790) Species

Last modified: July 1, 2022, 11:01 a.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Drepanidae > Subfamily: Drepaninae > Genus: Drepana > Species: Drepana curvatula
Vernacular names
Bruine eenstaart (NL), Dusky Hook-tip (EN), L'Incurvé (FR), Erlen-Sichelflügler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 26 (as Platypteryx Curvatula). view page




Wingspan: 34–42 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as pupa between leaves.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two overlapping generations: from mid April till July, and from July till early September.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Betula, Alnus and Salix

The larva lives mainly on Alnus glutinosa, but also on Quercus or Betula.

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